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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Mar 14, 2009 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

reminds me of that Zappa lyric,
"I can't afford to study with anyone yet, since the bulk of my allowance goes for glue and Grateful Dead tickets..."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 14, 2009 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

Oh, that's outstanding! Never heard that one...to think of the DEAD as linked to something so, so...I dunno, "reckless punk behavior" or some such is just fantastic. Jerry would no doubt admonish that you should stick to "healthy" (green? natural products?) drugs, though he clearly didn't do everything right in that department...

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Mar 14, 2009 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

This is my favorite Dead reference in a Zappa song,

"If I was at the concert now, I'd be RIPPED! I could tighten my headband for an extra rush During Jerry's guitar solo"

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Poster: Det. Harry Ratcock Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

maybe you'll try an ice cold leather headband for this year's Gourge show.

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

"First I'll buy some beads
And then perhaps a leather band
To go around my head
Some feathers and bells
And a book of Indian lore
I will ask the Chamber Of Commerce
How to get to Haight Street
And smoke an awful lot of dope
I will wander around barefoot
I will have a psychedelic gleam in my eye at all times
I will love everyone
I will love the police as they kick the shit out of me on the street
I will sleep . . .
I will, I will go to a house
That's, that's what I will do
I will go to a house
Where there's a rock & roll band
'Cause the groups all live together
And I will join a rock & roll band
I will be their road manager
And I will stay there with them
And I will get the crabs
But I won't care"

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Poster: snori Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

'Does my hair look good at the back ?' How many of us read Kafka's 'In the penal colony' while listening to this record ? I read it, but at a later date. A particularly gruesome form of capital punishment. (In the story, not the record)

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead at Obama's Inaugural Ball

I always thought that line should be "smoke a lot of awful dope." A subtle difference, but an important one...